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Mrs. Lentz from Dover FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If They Build It, They Will Learn!

Help me give my students STEM books to inspire them; and LEGO bricks, Magformers and K'NEX to build their creations.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are inquisitive, creative students who love a good STEM investigation! They work together to solve problems by researching, brainstorming, designing, and testing solutions.

Our school is a rural Title I school where the majority of students live in poverty and do not have access to materials at home to create and build the designs they dream of.

I have watched children think, design, and build their creations and then proudly explain and demonstrate how their creation works. No child should be denied these hands-on opportunities to express their creativity!

Thank you so much for helping to give our class the gift of learning!

My Project

STEM investigations are an engaging way to introduce students to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The investigations consist of solving a problem, such as building a tool that will harvest pumpkins efficiently or a vehicle that is powered by wind. Students work collaboratively to brainstorm, sketch a design blueprint, and then build a model. They use supplies such as LEGO bricks, K'NEX blocks, Magformers, and other items to build a model of their design.

We are in need of these fun and engaging materials for our hands-on learning.

We are also in need of engaging books and stories about inspirational people, such as William Kamkwamba, Temple Grandin, and George W. Ferris who have solved real-world problems and are role models for students!

Mrs. Lentz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (62-Pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy • Amazon Business $59.46 1 $59.46
Imagination Generation Constructables! Natural Pine Wood Building Planks, 150pcs • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
K'NEX Imagine - Click & Construct Value Building Set - 522Piece - 35 Models - Engineering Educational Toy Building Set • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Classic Baseplates | 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Rainbow Colors 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia • Amazon Business $19.61 1 $19.61
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run, STEM Toy, 28 Piece Set, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $15.03 1 $15.03
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit, Includes 30 Kid-Friendly Reusable Tools, Perfect for Classroom STEM, STEAM Learning and at-Home Play for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$373.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.19

Total project goal

$481.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.24

2 Donors

-$468.00

Donations toward project cost

-$409.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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